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Freemount Macra held a very productive club meeting on Friday last February 8th in the Heritage Centre in Freemount. Much was discussed and planned for the coming period.

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Freemount Macra held a very productive club meeting on Friday last February 8th in the Heritage Centre in Freemount. Much was discussed and planned for the coming period.

Well done to our debating team of Sinead Guiney, Owen Bourke, Cian Daly and Thomas Stritch who competed in the Regional Finals against Awbeg on Sunday February 9th.

The team now go forward to the National Rounds of Senior Debating in the coming weeks. Preparations are well underway for the next round of Macra competitions in the form of Drama and the National Talent Competition where we hope to have a strong club representation.

The Avondhu Titles night is fast approaching. If anyone is interested in participating contact a club officer. The next Cork County night out is being hosted by Avondhu in the Sandpit House on February 22nd.

The Regional Basketball Finals take place in Fermoy on Sunday March 3rd and weekly sports nights continue in Boherbue on Tuesday nights in preparation for this. The second phase of club officer training takes place in Killarney on March 9th and there is night out planned afterwards.

If interested in attending contact the Macra phone. Freemount Macra'a Annual Ceili in aid of St Patrick's Hospital Marymount Hospice takes place on March 1st in the Edel Quinn Hall in Kanturk.

Admission is €10 and music on the night will be provided by the Neily O'Connor Ceili Band. A great night is guaranteed. Freemount Macra held a very productive club meeting on Friday last February 8th in the Heritage Centre in Freemount.

Much was discussed and planned for the coming period. Well done to our debating team of Sinead Guiney, Owen Bourke, Cian Daly and Thomas Stritch who competed in the Regional Finals against Awbeg on Sunday February 9th.

The team now go forward to the National Rounds of Senior Debating in the coming weeks. Preparations are well underway for the next round of Macra competitions in the form of Drama and the National Talent Competition where we hope to have a strong club representation.

The Avondhu Titles night is fast approaching. If anyone is interested in participating contact a club officer. The next Cork County night out is being hosted by Avondhu in the Sandpit House on February 22nd. The Regional Basketball Finals take place in Fermoy on Sunday March 3rd and weekly sports nights continue in Boherbue on Tuesday nights in preparation for this.

The second phase of club officer training takes place in Killarney on March 9thand there is night out planned afterwards. If interested in attending contact the Macra phone. Freemount Macra'a Annual Ceili in aid of St Patrick's Hospital Marymount Hospice takes place on March 1st in the Edel Quinn Hall in Kanturk. Admission is €10 and music on the night will be provided by the Neily O' Connor Ceili Band. A great night is guaranteed.

45DRIVE

The weekly 45 Drive was well attended on Sunday night last. The following is a list of the lucky winners: First Prize went to:-Mai and Maura Burke, Broadford. The winning Gents Team was: Denis Healy, Lismire and Tadhg O Flynn, , Freemount. The winning Mixed Team was: Pat and Maureen O Connor, Churchtown. The best Ladies team was: Joan Buckley, and Bridget Madden, Liscarroll.

The table prize was won by; Dan Murphy, and Jerry O Callaghan, Freemount . The following won Raffle Prizes: 1 Margaret O Leary , Freemount. 2 Tim Ahern, Freemount, 3 Dathaí Burke, Meelin. 4 Tim Ahern, Freemount. The 45 drive will continue on this Sunday night Feb 17 at 8.pm. sharp . We commence playing at 8pm. and you can be on the road home at 10pm. See you on Sunday night.

CHURCH AFFAIRS

Vigil Mass at 7pm. on this Saturday night Mass on Sunday morning at 10.30am.

ZUMBA DANCING

Zumba is back in the Community Centre on Monday nights from 8-9pm. There is a free weigh-in after class each week and measurement once a month (optional)! See you all next week ,and get your new year off to a great start.

FREEMOUNT PLAYGROUP

The playschool committee would like to thank everyone who attended Nikky's Farewell night on Dec 13th, 2012. We would also like to thank all the parents who brought refreshments and helped in any way on the night. The night was a great success and enjoyed by everyone.

THE DONKEY SANCTUARY

Art Competition and Exhibition at The Donkey Sanctuary. The theme is anything to do with donkeys. The closing date is 19th March. Entry fee for U18 is €2 and for adults €5.

Prizes will be awarded in various age categories. Exhibition will take place during Easter at the Sanctuary. Send entries to Art Competition, The Donkey Sanctuary, Liscarroll, Mallow, Co. Cork. Write the following details on the back of your painting or artwork - Name, Address, Age if U18 and telephone number. More details available on Tel 022 4839

HERITAGE CENTRE

The Official Opening of our newly extended Heritage Centre will take place on Friday night March 1.at 8pm. Everybody welcome.

THURSDAY CLUB

The next get together of The Thursday Club will be on this Thursday February 14 at 2pm. As usual we say everybody welcome. Anybody needing transport please contact any member or a neighbour.

I.R.D.DUHALLOW.

IRD Duhallow Literacy Support Workshops for Primary School Children Is your child experiencing difficulty with reading, spelling or writing? Has your child been diagnosed with a learning difficulty and are you concerned about their progress? Do you need advice on how to support you child?

IRD Duhallow is running weekly literacy classes in James O'Keeffe Institute, Newmarket to support primary aged children in the area. The classes are run by an experienced Primary teacher who has specialised in teaching children with learning difficulties and the classes aim to support the students' literacy needs, taking account of their strengths and weaknesses. The service also provides regular advisory clinics for parents/guardians to discuss the students' progress in class, offer advice on how to support the child at home or to discuss any other educational queries/concerns. Classes are open to children aged between Senior Infants and 6th Class. For further information and registration please contact Louise at 029-60633.

TTRS (Touch Type Read and Spell) TTRS (Touch Type Read and Spell) is a specially devised computer programme for children with learning difficulties. The programme has two functions, firstly, it teaches children to touch type, which is a vital skill for all ages. In addition, the words used for typing are the most commonly misspelt words, so children are unknown to themselves, learning how to spell. For further information and registration please contact Louise at 029-60633.

FREEMOUNT G A A

Lotto: Numbers for last week's lotto game were: 13, 17, 19, 29. There was no Jackpot winner. The following were lucky Dip winners: 1 Marcus O Connor, Freemount . 2 C .Ballantyne, Freemount. 3 John Sheahan, Meelin. 4 Michael Lenihan, Knockscovane, Meelin.5 Denis Moylan, Coolbane, Freemount.

Concert: Freemount G.A.A. Club wish to thank all who supported their recent variety concert held in Freemount Community Centre. A fantastic nights entertainment was provided and enjoyed by all. A word of thanks to all who sponsored prizes for the raffle.

As usual the local FAS team excelled in the amount of work they did in preparation for the concert and in clearing up afterwards, we say thank you very much lads. A DVD of the concert is available for €15 by contacting Pat @ 086- 8528904.

Items for these notes should be with the correspondent by 8pm. Telephone 022-28664 or e-mail-osullivanpj38@gmail.com

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